Wrap-Up: October 2018


Hey everyone, I hope October was a great month for all of you! It was a bit of a weird month for me, to be honest. Not bad weird, just… different.

I read a *lot* in the first 2 and a half weeks of the month. Like, a lot. I started a little TBR jar project (which I might make a blog post about, someday) which really motivated me to read, and I ended up reading 3 very hard hitting novels in 3 days which burned me out a bit. I sadly haven’t been able to finish a book since that. I really wanted to find something to entertain me in the meantime and to my surprise I got into BTS.

Yes, that’s right, BTS. I’ve spend the last week watching lots of fan made videos on them and listening to their music, and I have to say that I might have fallen a little in love with all of them. But hey, even though I could talk about them for quite a while, I don’t want to accidentally turn this into a BTS fan blog, so let’s get into the books I managed to read this month!


This is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kheryn Callender – I’m still not sure about this book. It’s incredibly important and I’d definitely recommend it to people, but I didn’t love it.
You Asked For Perfect by Laura Silverman – Laura Silverman has definitely proven herself to be one of my all time favorite authors ever with this novel.
Check, Please! Year 3 by Ngozi Ukazu – Catching up on this webcomic was so much fun! I love these characters a lot.
Mirage by Somaiya Daud – Picked this book up because of Fadwa and she was right, this book is incredible.

Odd One Out by Nic Stone – Eh, I also have complicated feelings on this one. The writing was great, I loved the characters and the questioning rep and it all felt very real, but there were definitely a few aspects I didn’t enjoy as much.
Raven the Pirate Princess Year 2 #9 – This is one of my favorite comic series and I’m very ashamed to say I’m a few issues behind, but I’m trying to catch up!
Waste of Space by Gina Damico – The plot of this book intruiged me a lot, but I didn’t like the writing at all, and couldn’t push myself through more than 40 pages of it.
Geekerella by Ashley Poston – This was a delight! Absolutely adorable, and such a fun read.

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera – I liked it, but I didn’t like it as much as I expected to.
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi – I went into this without any expectations because I didn’t love Shatter Me, but I ended up absolutely loving it!
Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake – I was basically constantly crying while reading this book. I adored it, and I adore Ashley Herring Blake.
Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles – I was basically constantly crying while reading this one, too. This book is harrowing and heartbreaking but beautiful, and I will definitely pick up other Jay Coles books in the future.


I’m currently listening to both the audiobooks of Wildcard by Marie Lu and Pride by Ibi Zoboi! I’m really liking them, but I’m making my way through them very slowly because I still feel very slump-ish. I really hope I’ll be able to beat the slump soon, and read lots in the month of November!

Also, because I listened to a lot of music this month, I thought it might be fun to include my October 2018 playlist in this wrap-up. Hope you enjoy!

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October TBR

Hi everyone! Can you believe it’s already October? Because I sure can’t. This year is going by so quickly, it’s almost scary. It’s as if an entire day passes each time I blink.

Luckily, I’m incredibly excited about October because I always get into this “I want to read all day every day” mood during autumn. There’s just something about sitting inside, curled up under a blanket, while it’s cold and rainy outside. I love it. And my TBR for this month is looking amazing!

I have to admit, I set up this TBR on the first of the month, and it’s the second while I’m writing this because I want this post to go up tomorrow and I’ve already finished one of these books. And I’m almost halfway through another. I’m very tempted to add more books to this but I know I shouldn’t, because that’ll only make me feel more stressed.

Anyway, I really hope that this month is going to be an amazing reading month for all of us!

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October Wrap-up | SO MANY BOOKS??


header2.PNGWhat a month. October went by so incredibly slowly for me, and that really showed when I was making this wrap-up. Goodreads always guides me when it comes to seeing what books I read in what month and I was so surprised when I saw what books I had read in October. I could’ve sworn I read some of these ages ago. The beginning of the month feels like ages ago.

I’ve been so incredibly stressed this October. School was a lot, anxiety was a lot, etc. Oh, and speaking of anxiety; I got a new therapist this month! She’s nice and all but I’m not too happy about it since I was basically forced to go from meeting with a therapist once a week to once a month. I mean, it’s good news because that means I’m ‘stable’ but it’s also terrifying.

Anyway, let’s look at the books I read this month!


Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski (★★★★/5 stars)
Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds (★★★★/5 stars)
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu (★★★★/5 stars)
Lumberjanes Vol. 7 (★★★★★/5 stars)
Ripped Pages by M. Hollis (★★★★/5 stars)

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao (★★★★★/5 stars)
De Passievrucht by Karel Glastra van Loon (★★/5 stars)
Familieziek by Adriaan van Dis (★/5 stars)
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (★★★★★/5 stars)
El Deafo by Cece Bell (★★★★★/5 stars)

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (★★★★/5 stars)
Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire (★★★★/5 stars)
Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch (★★★/5 stars)
Dear Martin by Nic Stone (★★★★★/5 stars)
Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom (★★★/5 stars)

The Young Elites by Marie Lu (★★★/5 stars)
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (★★★★★/5 stars)
Chaotic Good by Whitney Gardner (★★★★/5 stars)
You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner (★★★★/5 stars)

I’ve also read a bunch of comics today, namely, Giant Days vol. 2, Misfit City #1, Lumberjanes #29-#36 and Hi-Fi Fight Club #1-#3, and y’all, HI-FI FIGHT CLUB IS SO INCREDIBLY GOOD. The art is great, there’s a kickass girls-fighting-crime squad, the setting is amazing, plus IT’S QUEER. Please pick it up, it’s definitely one of the best things I’ve read in a while.


I’m currently listening to 2 audiobooks: Max Havelaar by Multatuli and If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth. Max Havelaar is probably one of the most famous Dutch works of literature and needless to say, I hate it. I’m reading it for school and I literally have no idea what’s going on. None. If I Ever Get Out of Here is a book I’m reading for National Native American Heritage Month and I can’t say a lot about it so far because I’ve only listened to 20 minutes of it. But I am liking it so far.
I’m kind of cheating by including Love Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed because I haven’t *technically* started it yet, but I’m planning on doing so tonight. And since it’s still the 31st of October while I’m writing this, I thought I’d include it anyway.

As you can see, I had an incredibly good reading month. I hope I’ll be able to continue that in November!

Now, tell me, what was the best book you read in October?

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